Blue Generation

A new generation aware of the importance of the ocean.

Our goal

The Oceano Azul Foundation will set up a plan and will work with the relevant authorities to introduce ocean’s themes in the school curriculum of all children aged 5 to 9 years old in Portugal, creating a new generation more aware of the importance of the ocean and its fragile condition.

Initiative status
Stage 1 : Proposal
Initiative keywords
  • Children
  • Learning
  • Ocean
  • Portugal
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Target

Children aged 5 to 9 years old in Portugal.

Impact

A new program introduced in primary school in Portugal.

Description

This program is a key feature of the whole action plan. It envisages to bring ocean literacy to all children, resident in Portugal, with a special focus on the group between the ages 5 to 9 years old, creating a new blue generation.

This Program is to be developed in partnership with DG Education in Portugal and with the Education Ministry and the goal is to bring knowledge about the ocean and the importance of the ocean to our life on earth to children in school.

There are several initiatives under consideration, including training courses for teachers, developing contents and learning materials and also support to water sports in schools.

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October 3, 2019
LUSO Hydrothermal Field declared fully protected, not take marine protected area The LUSO Hydrothermal Field, discovered during the 2018 Oceano Azul Expedition, was declared a no take Marine Protected Area by the Regional Government of the Azores. Already published, the ordinance states that the surrounding area of the LUSO Hydrothermal Field on the underwater mount, the “Gigante”, located 60 miles from Faial, is now a fully [...]
September 17, 2019
September 21, 2019 – International Coastal Cleanup Day The Oceano Azul Foundation supports 70 beach cleanups of marine litter.   Friday, September 20th through Sunday, September 22nd, more than 2,300 volunteers, in over 70 groups, associations and NGOs will mobilize throughout Portugal to clean more than 55 beaches from the north to the south of the country, in partnership with 29 municipalities and parish councils. This year, [...]